lI have to say before I start that “I do like a Twin-cam” and Mr Lampredi knew what he was doing when he designed this one for Fiat! The 1600cc version under the bonnet of this nice Seat (Fiat) 131 Supermirafiori that we imported from Spain, is an excellent example of this. Helped no doubt by being owned for many years by a mechanic that specialised in early Fiats, it’s now 40 years old and still just as willing to be rev’d and enjoyed, especially when mated to an also excellent 5 speed gearbox. Interior is very good, just the piping round the edge of the drivers seat is showing its age in a couple of places. Otherwise really quite plush for its age. Exterior wise it has just had a full respray in its original colour as like any non restored 40 year old car that had spent its life in a hot country, its paint had faded into various hues of white and it had picked up various “bruises” over the years but most importantly “No rust”. This is why we go to the trouble of finding these rare and now sought after cars in countries with better […]
Just repatriated from the sunny climes of Alicante in Spain, this lovely Jaguar 4.2 XJ6 Series 3 Sovereign has spent most of the last two decades either locked away in its owners garage in the UK or since apx 2006, parked in his garage in Spain along with the rest of his collection, barely used in that time and now at 82 he has decided to sell of his cars. With only just under 85K on the clock, believed by the owner to be genuine but unfortunately no service history as its been lost, just some old MOTs and the general condition of the interior to back this up, mechanically the engine gear box etc are strong with excellent oil pressure showing for the motor and smooth gear changes from the auto box. There is the typical “top shock mount” rattle but new ones are on their way so this along with any other mechanical maladies will be attended to for its MOT, again the fact they look to of never been changed backs up the low miles, just the heat has got to them and the rubber perished. Unfortunately the same has to be said of the exterior paint. […]
Built by the owner for Military show and use by the film industry, this 1995 Jeep Wrangler “Sahara” is now a very authentic looking vehicle that would fool a lot of people into thinking it’s much older. Powered by its powerful 4 litre petrol engine and equipped with the rarer 5 speed manual gear box, it not only looks the part but will go most places as well. A lot of money was spent on the conversion to “Army Spec” including things like the oversize wheel and tyre pack and a heavy duty winch that have been fitted. Coming equipped as pictured but without the “passenger”. Last on MOT’d in 2015 you will need to do a new one before use on the public roads, so being sold for show use only. NOTE: Due to the increase in web security on most servers, please after sending an enquiry either place our email email@example.com in your address book or check your spam box, as we are getting many reports of our replies not being received. Thanks.
This true survivor 1973 Toyota Corolla KE20 has just arrived with us from Portugal where the sunny weather and lack of salt, has obviously contributed to its overall condition you see here today. During its long term ownership, it was treated it to a full respray a few years back due to the normal “sun fade” and the paint still shines as well today, as when first done. Chrome work are all the original items with only minor pitting evident in some places, nothing that would warrant a rechrome, in fact you would struggle to get a better finish with today’s chrome! Body work is basically rust free, we did find evidence of a leaking battery at some point in its life, causing small perforations under the battery tray and this has been professionally cut out and repaired. Interior is all original and in excellent shape, there has been some debate as to whether the seats were once all black and the sun light has faded the cloth faces universally grey? Not sure but either way they look nice as they are. Cosmetically the only real let down is the state of the original rubbers door/window seals. All are present […]
This very rare 1968 Renault 10 Major is now with us and fully UK registered on its age related “G” plate. Body work is very nice and has been resprayed at some point in the past. It has a nice deep shine to it and no significant damage past the odd scratch. Having been in a hot climate the underside of the car is very solid. Front and rear bumpers do have some areas where the chrome has gone thin, while the right hand rear light surround is there but has cracks otherwise all the body trims are there and in good order. Interior is very good but where some sections of the seat covers have been replaced there is a noticeable colour difference in the red vinyl. Past that the dash, carpets etc are all good. Mechanically the motor fires up easily and soon comes off choke to settle to a nice even tick over with no fuss. On the road it performs better than you would expect from such a small capacity engine, pulling well in all gears with smooth changes from the gear box. It’s fun along the B roads and handles nicely. Being a “10” one […]
This rather nice V-Max is now here. Full power US spec in the rare “Carbon” finish and with only 6400 miles on the clock from new. Comes with all its history to back up the mileage, service book, hand book, two previous bills of sale, Yamaha ID card etc etc it even has a “VMX” number plate. Purchased new in 2001 its first owner managed to cover a whole 1200 miles in 3 years when he sold it in 2003, followed by the next man that had it until 2009 when the last owner bought it with 6000 on the clock. It was used very little then and was eventually put into storage with his race cars. In 2018 he did get it back out and had Jason at Bikewise recomission and service it @6338 miles, just to put it away again!! As you can see the bike is in great condition but, there is always a but! Even though it has been kept in a heated garage it has still managed to pick up some small areas of corrosion on a couple of small alloy parts and a couple of areas on the engine casings, as seen in the […]
Recently Imported and registered into the UK this exceptionally original 1976 Yamaha RD350 is a true survivor. Its just “original” what more can you say? When it arrived with its current owner, a two stroke Yamaha fanatic, he felt with the silly low mileage showing on the clocks and with no way to confirm it would be wise to just pop the top off the motor and have a quick look. Well it was still on standard bore and needed no more than a quick hone and a set of new rings. While there though he did also replace the crank seals, again more a case of “just in case” rather than necessity. With apx 300 miles completed since he has decided to move it on to make way for his next project build. As a survivor rather than a restored bike it is in exceptional condition but yes does have the odd mark here and there but nothing that detracts from its appeal. Getting very rare to find like this.
This 1977 Renault 6 was owned by the same family in the same area of Spain its entire life and was in daily use up to 2006 when the its by then elderly owner gave up driving and parked it in a garage, there it stayed until late last year when it was sold by the family to my colleague in Spain on our behalf. Luckily the family had kept it regularly run up to temperature and moved it in and out of the garage so needing not much more than a replacement radiator, expansion tank , battery and a visit to our valeters ( as in the pictures, have you seen the weather outside?) it is now ready for a new home here in the UK. Fully UK registered on the correct “R” suffix and historic tax class so MOT and Tax exempt. These great little cars are very rare at the best of times but to see one this clean inside and out is very unusual. It has been repainted at some point in its life but it must of been some time ago now and the paint while not looking daft with that “fresh out of the […]